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Ms. Daningburg from Campbell NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magic of Metamorphism

My students need class butterfly kits and a book on butterflies

  • $242 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small rural school district with limited resources. We work hard to create learning opportunities for our students that meet the needs of the state along with the needs of our students.

All of my students have disabilities or increased levels of academic support.

My students are incredible kids who come to my room in the afternoon for extra support on top of their typical classes. These students don't let the increase work deter them, they continue to rise to the daily challenge that is school.

My Project

Our students cover a variety of topics throughout their school career. Eighth grade covers Earth Science and Physical Science however the State Assessment includes Environmental Science. It is a lot for my students to handle and the review is especially difficult for them. Many struggle with vocabulary and remembering content knowledge.

My students do not have many shared experiences to draw upon.

The opportunity to see caterpillars become butterflies would provide the opportunity for students to better understand metamorphism and assist in determining the characteristics of life. It's difficult for students to determine the difference between living, non-living, and dead. The butterflies would be great to help gather data on what makes something living. The spray bottle, vials, and sugar will all assist in helping our caterpillars become butterflies.

Also a book on butterflies by Seymour Simon would be a great text for a small group to read or as an independent book for my more curious students. Using this book as a group text would support Environmental Science while supporting fluency and reading comprehension.

Ms. Daningburg
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterflies in the Classroom Demo Kit (with live caterpillars and food) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.57 2 $75.14
Butterflies • Amazon Business $11.98 5 $59.90
Enslz 1ml 100Pcs Mini Sample Cute Glass travel Oil Perfume Bottle With drop& Spray Empty Sample Bottle for Essential Oils Aromatherapy (1ml) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
C&H Pure Cane NON-GMO Granulated Sugar, 0.10 Ounce (2.83 Gram) Packets - Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Soft 'N Style Fine Mist Spray Bottle, 8 oz • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39

Materials cost

$165.37

Vendor shipping charges

$7.51

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$205.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.24

Total project goal

$241.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$241.60

3 Donors

-$116.83

Donations toward project cost

-$106.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.77

match offer

-$116.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$99.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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